10 April 2020

Plenty of room for a growing family in Forde

| Sharon Kelley
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3 Neil Harris Crescent, Forde

3 Neil Harris Crescent, Forde is a great family home. Photos: Vision Photography.

Forde is a suburb characterised by a population mostly comprised of families. This listing at 3 Neil Harris Crescent in Forde is a perfect family home, with plenty of room for both parents and kids.

With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a separate rumpus/family room, an alfresco dining area and an easy-care garden, it is close to the Gungahlin town centre, as well as being situated between parkland and Yerrabi Pond.

The bedrooms are large, with plenty of light and built-in robes, with the master suite featuring both a large ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. The colour scheme is neutral, making it easy to create your own style and decor, with a feature wall in the master bedroom a deep red colour.

The rumpus is situated off the open-plan kitchen while the family room adds another separate living space. Conveniently accessed through glass French doors that can be closed on the kids’ toys if they don’t put them away before going to bed, it would also make a very nice home office, ideal for working from home or running your own business, or as a homework room.

Whatever you decide, you have options as the space is versatile – it could even become a formal dining room or a rumpus room.

Dining room with the versatile rumpus room through glass doors.

Dining room with the versatile rumpus room through glass doors.

The open plan kitchen is both practical and attractive, with a gas cooktop, rangehood and plenty of storage space, including a walk-in pantry accessed by a glossy black door, which matches the colour of the cabinets and is complemented by the warm grey tiling. It is, of course, complete with a dishwasher, an oven and a dedicated microwave cabinet.

Breakfast bars are a great socialising area, keeping people in the kitchen connected with the family. This breakfast bar makes cooking a family affair, with space for prep and kids doing homework (or my favourite, parents having a glass of wine while the dinner is cooking).

The kitchen has a gas cooktop and plenty of benchspace

The kitchen has a gas cooktop and plenty of bench space (and a walk-in pantry behind the grey door).

Just outside the family room is an alfresco area with a pergola cover (a lovely space for entertaining), feeding the children or socialising with family and friends.

And it’s a perfect area for barbequing.

Alfresco dining

The alfresco dining area – all it needs is your BBQ.

The home has Brivis ducted gas heating and Brivis evaporative cooling, which are fast becoming essentials in an increasingly extreme environment. If you’ve never experienced the cooling effect of a ‘swampie’ as they call evaporative cooling systems in Alice Springs, they are incredibly effective at cooling a house in extreme temperatures.

There is also a Panasonic split system air conditioner in the formal lounge, which will make it a haven in summer, and the room is large enough for even the biggest flatscreen television.

Formal living room

Formal lounge room big enough for even the largest flat-screen television.

There are some other nice touches that make this house a home, including a cloak cupboard in the hallway, a toilet separate from the main bathroom (handy when you’re dealing with a posse of kids), and there is a double garage with remote control access which can also be accessed from the house or the backyard.

Double gates to the backyard make storing a boat or a trailer easy, while the laundry has bench space and ample storage. The family bathroom is generous in size and has both a bath and a shower.

Outside, in the backyard, the home features a rainwater tank and a lawn area for the kids to play. The home is close to Mulligans Flat Reserve and the neighbourhood playground.

Rainwater tank and lawn area in the yard

The rainwater tank in an easy-care backyard.

All within easy walking distance from Neil Harris Crescent are a community centre, shopping centre, an Aquatots Swim Centre, the Burgmann Anglican School Forde Campus and a childcare centre.

The property at 3 Neil Harris Crescent in Forde is listed at $765,000 on Zango.

Morrissey Property is committed to providing a safe environment at private viewings, and has developed a policy to ensure all government recommendations are respected, and that our agents understand their responsibility to minimise risk to vendors and buyers, customers and the community during the conduct of business.

All inspections of this property must be made by private appointment only, and inspections will be limited to two people only in order to observe COVID-19 social-distancing measures. You will be provided with disposable gloves to wear during the inspection.

If you would like more information, or to book a private inspection of this home, contact Trenton Morrissey by email or call him on 0433 622 600, or view this property on Zango.

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